opening times 12.00 - 15.00          Closed on Tuesdays

The name of the restaurant, Al Vecio Canton, is Venetian dialect for "al vecchio angolo", which literally means "on the old corner" and the restaurant does indeed stand on the corner at the end of calle Ruga Giuffa, in Castello. The Ruga Giuffa, just a few minutes away from Saint Mark square, has very ancient origins. Its name probably derives from the name of the Armenian city "Julfa". In the 1500s, merchants from Julfa, driven from their country by the King of Persia, settled in Venice, particularly in the Ruga Giuffa, which connected (and still does today) S. Zaccaria with Campo S. Maria Formosa.